Catholic News & Perspective

November 2020

Nov 30

If COVID restrictions seem like a sacrifice, they have nothing on the rations of WWII

By: Msgr. Owen F. Campion Tired of restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 virus, facemasks, social distancing, reduced hours at stores and closed offices? Will it ever end? Americans have seen similar conditions and much worse. The United States entered the Second World War in December 1945, and the lives of almost all Americans were...
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Nov 27

Opening the Word: Awake ye sleepers

By: Timothy P. O'Malley We grow accustomed to even the most abnormal of situations. Since March 2020, the world has been under the threat of COVID-19. Public gatherings are rare, Masses are celebrated with little to no music, and each of us walks around town wearing masks. We sense the unusual quality of this mode of life. We keep vigil for a...
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Nov 25

Mary shows how to turn fear into invitation to hear God’s call, pope says

By: Carol Glatz There is no better way to pray than like Mary, who opened her heart to God with humility and trust, Pope Francis said. “It is putting our life in the Lord’s hands, that he be the one who guides us. We can all pray like this, almost without words,” the pope said Nov. 18 during his weekly general audience, which...
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Nov 23

I met a new friend at adoration: St. Thérèse

By: Scott Warden During a fundraiser that seems like it took place 18 years ago instead of 18 months — when it was safe to congregate by the hundreds (maskless!), shake hands with new friends and hug old ones whom we hadn’t seen in awhile — my wife and I were seated next to a priest from our diocese who is pastor of a...
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Nov 20

Opening the Word: The poor kingship of Jesus

By: Timothy P. O'Malley The aftershocks of election 2020 reverberate throughout the United States. Whatever presidential candidate will be inaugurated in January 2021– and this column has been written well before the results have been tabulated — will be greeted by many with fanfare. The solemnity of Christ the King should...
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